Beijing-based Haiwen & Partners, the first and only top-tier Chinese firm to adopt a Western-style pure lockstep, has decided to move away from this model after six years.
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has turned to its long-standing advisers Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and Fangda Partners in a $6.9bn strategic partnership with Chinese electronics retailer Suning.
Kirkland & Ellis Beijing co-founding partner Ya-Chiao Chang has left the firm to join Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe.
China’s carbon reduction goals download subscription
China has now submitted its carbon emissions reduction goals to the UN.
Mutual Recognition of Funds scheme marks new milestone in fund passporting download subscription
The Commencement of the Mutual Recognition of Funds (MRF) scheme has set the tone for further potential boosts to Asian fund passporting schemes.
Handling tax evasion risk in Hong Kong: new guidance for 2015 download subscription
The Hong Kong Monetary Authority has issued new guidance on handling tax evasion risk.
ArbitrAsian innovation: the Asian disputes market and ADR download subscription
Arbitral centres in Hong Kong and Singapore have recently updated their rules.
A Dutch ship operating company, SBV, brought claims against a Chinese bank, BOC, for payment under two refund guarantees governed by English law.
Confirmation that an English law and jurisdiction clause in a bill of lading was exclusive.
China v UK – a comparison of key employment law principles download subscription
The issues most likely to affect managers and HR professionals operating internationally.
FIFA allegations: establishing the home turf download subscription
While the US authorities have led the way, in the home of football the Serious Fraud Office is “assessing material”.
New free trade zones to encourage investment in China download subscription
China plans new pilot free trade zones (FTZs) for Guangdong, Tianjin and Fujian
Record fine in Chinese automotive sector download subscription
Mercedes-Benz fined $57m for price-fixing.
Global M&A on the up download subscription
…but Brazil is still struggling.
Funds: Luxembourg and the Chinese connection download subscription
Luxembourg opens the door to China with approval of R-QFII UCITS funds.
Data Issues Roundup, 29 April: China/US dataflows; Twitter falls under EU control; and more download
Also: cultural differences could wreck the single EU data protection law dream; data protection authorities face resource challenges due to digital boom; and more.
This article highlights the main changes that may be of particular interest to owners, charterers (in particular bareboat charterers) and other interested parties whose ships may call at ports in China.
New arbitration rules for China subscription
Including special provisions for the Hong Kong arbitration centre.